I am in my first year of actual nursing school
, and mostly through my first clinical experience. We began in a care home, which I did not enjoy. We are in the hospital now, but I just don't feel excited going. I really enjoyed the patient I had last week, but I am not looking forward to going back.
Any of your experiences would be helpful.
Nov 12, '17
Finished my first semester of clincals and about 50% of the time I did not enjoy it. The other 50% I can't really say I enjoyed, but, it was interesting and/or I actually learned something or got to do a skill--which is why we are really there aren't we.
To be fair part of the lack luster feeling of clinical is feeling incompetent and having moments of down time not being able to actively do something. What I have learned with the limited amount of things we were able to do was to appreciate the work of the CNAs. Getting those patients up and down to the bathroom and caring for them at times was a marathon.
Careplans are a thorn in my side, but, I see why they want us to do them. Whether we like it or not we actually learn a thing or two while doing them.
I just see these as a right of passage, want to be a nurse, do the time in clinical, try to learn as much as you can and hope the day goes productively and quickly.
Last edit by MiladyMalarkey on Nov 12, '17